"America's native spirit" (S. Res. 294
), bourbon whiskey has been enjoyed by generations of devotees, from Mark Twain to Harry Truman, and is currently experiencing a tremendous boom in popularity. It generally has a sweeter taste than scotch whiskey, with each bourbon exhibiting a distinctive flavor based on its recipe, distillation and aging. Along with rye whiskey, bourbon is the most frequently used whiskey in cocktails. It can also be sipped neat or consumed over ice.